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Three Cups of Grief, by StarlightHere is a BSFA-nominated short story by Aliette de Bodard, called Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight

It's the first story I can remember written around 3 cups of Chinese Tea, one type each per cup!

It is set in her Xuya universe, in this case in the 22nd Century, discussing the death of a researcher into how to provide the food supply for the civilisation on space ships and stations, and the grieving by her children, and official (who should have received her memory implants, but didn't for political reasons), and the mindship The Tiger in the Banyan.

It was published (and can be read online) in Clarkesworld, and is also available as a Podcast; and it is nominated for the 2015 BSFA awards.

Happy reading, and voting!

 

Links: Aliette de Bodard - Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight - Clarkesworld - Podcast BSFA Awards

 

 

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